While I read this book, I just kept noting the quotable phrases. (There were lots of them) and because this story explores some of my favorite themes like love, loss, and relationships, I knew I’d enjoy it just a few pages into it. On this episode of Friday Quotes, I’ll be sharing some of the quotes I loved from The invisible life of Addie LaRue.
Quotes from The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.
“You put them on such a pedestal, but humans are brief and pale and so is their love. It is shallow, it does not last. You long for human love, but you are not human, Adeline.”the invisible life of addie larue – v.e.schwab
“It will be easy to look back and wonder how he could have done it, how he could have given away so much for so little. But in the moment, shows already skimming night, the simple truth is that he would have sold his soul for less, would have traded an entire life of this for just a day an hour, a minute, a moment, of peace.”The invisible life of addie larue – v.e.schwab
“Blink, and the years fall away like leaves”
“Stories are a way to preserve ones self. To be remembered. And to forget.”
“Never pray to the gods that answer after dark”
“Listen to me. Life can feel very long sometimes, but in the end, it goes so fast. You better live a good life.”
“They teach you growing up that you are only one thing at a time – angry, lonely, content – but he’s never found that to be true. He is a dozen things at once. He is lost and scared and grateful, he is sorry and happy and afraid.”
“Small places make for small lives. And some people are fine with that. They like knowing where to put their feet. But if you only walk in other people’s steps, you cannot make your own way. You cannot leave a mark.”
“It is a lonely thing, to be forgotten. To remember when no one else does. “
“Human love. It was messy. It was hard. It was wonderful, and strange, and frightening, and fragile— so fragile it hurt — and it was worth every single moment.”
I’ll stop here before I pour out the entire book via quotes. I can’t believe I haven’t been keeping up with Friday Quotes! Hopefully, I read more quotable books before the year ends.
Have you read The invisible life of Addie LaRue? If you have, let me know in the comments what you think of it. If you haven’t, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for but get to it. I’ll be sharing my review of this book next week. You can listen to the audiobook on Scribd.